Applications Engineer Level 3

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Software Engineering
Annapolis Junction, Maryland
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Computer Programming



Software Applications

Software Program

REQ#: RQ171630
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to serve as a critical component of our nation’s safety and security. Make an impact by using your expertise to protect our country from threats.

Job Description

Designs software tools and subsystems to support software reuse and domain analyses and manages their implementation. Manages software development and support using formal specifications, data flow diagrams, other accepted design techniques and Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools. Estimates software development costs and schedule. Reviews existing programs and assists in making refinements, reducing operating time and improving current techniques. Formulates and defines specifications for software applications or modifies and maintains existing applications using engineering releases and utilities from the manufacturer. Responsible for program design, coding, testing, debugging and documentation. Instructs, directs, and checks the work of other task personnel. Responsible for quality assurance review and evaluation of existing and
new software products.

  • Analyze any newly identified vulnerabilities and deficiencies within the IC GovCloud security tool suite; perform gap analysis.
  • As a result of the gap analysis and at the direction of the Government, research and evaluate commercial products capable of eliminating the vulnerability or deficiency within the security tool suite.
  • Conduct analysis of alternatives and present findings of analysis results to the Government in a ckage for the Government's evaluation and Government's selection of a solution.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with ancillary organizations to procure, deliver, dispose, and track and new HW/SW required for solution implementation.
  • Prepare Configuration Plans, SW enhancement plans, engineer solutions to easily interface with GUI and/or web front-end interfaces.
  • Define, design, and incorporate interfaces to retrieve data from various scanning tools.
  • Design, validate, and implement access controls as part of the systems and service solutions.
  • Enhance, modify, and test COTS/GOTS and any applicable hardware to ensure interoperability
  • and compatibility with existing IC GovCloud architecture; prepare Engineering Change Proposals
  • applicable to any implemented system configuration change.
  • Define, coordinate, and schedule testing, integration, implementation, and deployment activities
  • with dependent external interface devices/owners.
  • Deploy security solutions across the IC GovCloud. Install hardware and implement required
  • software to ensure fully functional computer environment.
  • Upon direction of the Government prepare and conduct security tool instruction/training with
  • regards to newly deployed tool capabilities and functions for authorized users of the IC GovCloud
  • security tool suite.
  • Continuously monitor the health and status of security tool suites through IT system
  • management. Maintain, upgrade, refresh, and update to maintain full operational capacity.
  • Conduct database administration to monitor, report, and repair any degradation of the health and status of the systems and tools within the NISIRT.


  • Fifteen (15) years experience in the computer science or software engineering disciplines in
  • programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional SWE experience on projects with similar software processes may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

● Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home
● 401K with company match
● Comprehensive health and wellness packages
● Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
● Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
● Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
● Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

15 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $80,226 - $133,973. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
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About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.